- a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
Origin of lorimer
Examples from the Web for lorimer
Historical Examples of lorimer
He got wind of the trouble and came for me, and we hurried Lorimer away as fast as possible.
Lorimer is weak and foolish; he isn't nearly so bad as many men we know.
I have spoken to Lorimer again and again, urging him to control himself for her sake.
You think Mr. Lorimer has really reformed and is out of danger?
Lorimer is weak; but I am not sure how strong she is, nor how patient.
- British (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
Word Origin for lorimer
c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).